Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

September 28, 2013

Delbert Allen


Effingham Daily News

---- — Delbert J. Allen, 85, of Farina, entered eternal rest at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at St. Louis University Hospital.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 28, at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time. Memorials can be made to Edgewood American Legion Post 1168.

Delbert was born June 29, 1928, in Clay County to Oliver and Ivy (Murray) Allen. He married Wilma Wicke in 1951. He was a lifetime business owner/operator and a member of the Edgewood American Legion Post 1168 for 20 years.

In his passing, he leaves behind his son, James (wife Pam) Allen of St. Peter; daughter, Susan Allen of Farina; three brothers, Emery (wife Judy) Eckel of Malakoff, Texas, Rick (wife Debbie) Allen of Louisville, and Rocky (wife Anita) Allen of Flora; sisters, Edna Brady of Seymour, Wilma (husband Jim) Burton of Tucson, Ariz., Lou Harned of Flora, Carolyn Ray of Flora, Alice (husband William) Toliver of Flora, and Elsie Braddock (husband Will) of Orchardville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donnie Allen, Gerald Allen and Adrian Allen.

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